Healthy Aging Tips

Aging is natural, but there are some great healthy aging tips to make this stage of life manageable and easy! Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help older adults enjoy more happy years with fewer doctor trips. And by a healthy lifestyle, we are addressing more than just healthy eating habits. Here are some tips to help keep disease at bay and to promote living well.

Be Active

Everyone knows this, but this tip truly is one of the best for anyone, not only older adults, if you crave good health. There are many safe, low-impact activities for seniors that can build coordination and decrease the risk of falls. One of our previous blogs, A Better Balance, has some great tips! Exercise can:

        • Help alleviate diseases and disabilities
        • Manage stress
        • Improve mood
        • Prevent or delay disease
        • Strengthen muscles
        • Improve balance
        • Improve blood flow

Eat Well

Never underestimate the power and significance of a balanced diet. Proper nutrition can stave off a number or ailments, increase energy and improve your daily mood! A well-planned diet can reduce the risks of diseases, including:

        • Heart disease
        • Stroke
        • Type 2 diabetes
        • Bone loss
        • Cancer
        • Anemia

Get Your Sleep

What is the correct amount of sleep to ensure optimal productivity? This is different for everyone, but it as a whole, we underrate the benefits of sleep. A lack of sleep links to heart problems, strokes, obesity, clogged arteries, high blood pressure and increases inflammation. Older adults with a poor sleep regime can also experience:

        • Depression
        • Fatigue
        • Increased falls
        • Memory and attention issues
        • Sleep apnea

Check back in two weeks for additional healthy aging tips and remember to get your sleep, be active and to eat well!

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